Residents Diagnosed With Bronchitis, Other Chemical-Exposure Type Ills

Health care professionals suspect some patients' headaches, rashes and respiratory problems are related to the release of hazardous chemicals on the train that derailed Feb. 3.

  • Those reporting such ailments include residents and workers in or near East Palenstine, Ohio, where the train derailed.
  • Days after the fiery derailment, authorities had to burn off some of the toxic chemicals onboard, releasing them into the air, for fear instead having a massive explosion.
  • The general manager of a manufacturing company adjacent to the derailment site, said five of  10 workers were as of Tuesday too sick to work.
  • Whether the illness are the direct result of the toxic chemical did not appear as of this weekend to have been unequivocally verified.
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